Welcome to the NCRA A to Z® Online Program
Imagine a career with a ringside seat to all
- high-profile criminal trials
- the House of Representatives and the Senate
- major sporting events
- breaking-news stories for TV
We’re called court reporters, stenographers, captioners, speed-texters, and realtime communication specialists. Whatever you call us, we are technology. Picture yourself getting paid to caption the games of your favorite sports team or working in the center of the action during a high-profile trial.
The NCRA A to Z® online program is a hybrid course combining both live online instructor sessions with videos and dictation materials for self-paced practice. During this free program, experienced court reporters will teach you the alphabet in steno and how to write on a machine.
Questions? Read the frequently asked questions or
January 15, 2022 @ 11:00 am ET / 10:00 am CT / 9:00 am MT / 8:00 am PT
*This will be a six week session.
Registration will close January 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm Eastern!
Other online programs can be found here.
How to Get Started
Account creation will open December 15, 2021 and will close January 10, 2022.
Step 1: Create an account using the link at the top
right-hand corner of the page.
Step 3: If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder.
Step 4: While logged into your account, you can self enroll by clicking on the January 15 program and select "Enroll me." You are now in the program, but you will not have access until you confirm you have a machine.
Step 5: Obtain a steno machine – either through your own resources or by renting from one of NCRA's steno machine rental partners. If you borrow a machine, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: You will not gain access to the course material until you confirm you have a machine.
Step 6: Log in to your program on your start date and begin to explore the world of court reporting and captioning.